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SPH’s road ahead (CNA)

May 21, 2021

Shared my thoughts on a contentious subject – SPH – on Money Mind. I used to cover the company over a decade ago.
I spoke largely on the media business which was not aired as the editors decided to focus on the non-media portion.
My view is that SPH’s media business is best not to be listed. It is tough to boost the quality of the product and keep shareholders happy at the same time. Same problem with SMRT.
Two years ago, I said that SPH may be Ng Yat Chung’s toughest battle yet. Recent events have definitely cemented that.